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Wednesday, February 28, 2024 Sophomores do not have classes today due to ACT testing. On Thurs., 2/29, we will take time for journaling or choice read writing and we will also partake in an Act 3 activity for Julius Caesar. On Fri., 3/1, we will finish reading and discussing Act 3.
107 Tuesday, February 27, 2024 Students need to have school-approved Chromebooks for the second day of the cold reading assessment. Be sure to plan your essay and turn in notes after submitting your assessment. On Wed., 2/28, sophomores do not have to report to school due to ACT testing for juniors only. On Thurs., 2/29, we will take time for journaling or choice read writing. We will also partake in an Act 3 activity for Julius Caesar. On Fri., 3/1, we will finish reading Act 3.
106 Monday, February 26, 2024 Students need to have school-approved Chromebooks for our next cold reading assessment. We will begin the argumentative checkpoint assessment today and complete it tomorrow. It will include close reading questions and followed by a multi-paragraph essay response. On Tues., 2/27, students will need to have school-approved Chromebooks to complete their cold reading assessment. Wed., 2/28, sophomores do not have to report to school due to ACT testing for juniors only. On Thurs., 2/29, we will take time for journaling or choice read writing. We will also partake in an Act 3 activity for Julius Caesar. On Fri., 3/1, we will finish reading Act 3.
105 Friday, February 23, 2024 First, students will work on another writing plan in Google Classroom. Then, we will complete reading Julius Caesar Act 3, scene 2. Lastly, students will annotate two speeches by Brutus and Antony. On Mon., 2/26 and Tues., 2/2, students need to have school-approved Chromebooks for our next cold reading assessment.
104 Thursday, February 22, 2024 Students will complete reading Julius Caesar, Act 3, scenes 1-2. Then, we will work on writing plans and discuss the argumentative essay graphic organizer. On Fri., 2/22, complete writing plan; work on passage study for Brutus' speech; begin reading Act 3, scene 2. Mon., 2/26 and Tues., 2/2, students need to have school-approved Chromebooks for our next cold reading assessment. Argumentative Essay Graphic Organizer
103 Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Students will review argumentative writing structure and read Julius Caesar, Act 3, scene 1. Thurs., 2/22, writing plan time allotted; complete Act 3, scene 1. Fri., 2/22, complete writing plan; work on passage study for Brutus' speech; begin reading Act 3, scene 2. Argumentative Essay Graphic Organizer
102 Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Students will complete counterclaim exercises; time will be allotted for journaling or choice read writing. Wed., 2/21, review argumentative writing structure; continue reading Julius Caesar, Act 3, scene 1. Thurs., 2/22, writing plan time allotted; complete Act 3, scene 1. Fri., 2/22, complete writing plan; work on passage study for Brutus' speech; begin reading Act 3, scene 2.
101 Thursday, February 15, 2024 Students will work on counterclaims and rebuttals for argumentative writing. Next week, we will continue writing assignments along with reading Julius Caesar.
100 Wednesday, February 14, 2024 Students will take vocabulary assessment for Julius Caesar. Afterwards, students need to read Act 2, scenes 3 and 4 of Julius Caesar and complete a one-paragraph writing assignment in Google Classroom. On Thurs., 2/15, we will work on counterclaims and rebuttals for argumentative writing.
99 Tuesday, February 13, 2024 Students will read Act 2, scene 2 of Julius Caesar aloud. We will follow up with a character development analysis. Then, we will review vocabulary for tomorrow's assessment. Our vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 2/14 and we will continue reading scenes 3 and 4. On Thurs., 2/15, we will work on counterclaims and rebuttals.
98 Monday, February 12, 2024 Students will review vocabulary and finish reading Act 2, scene 1 of Julius Caesar. This week, we will continue reading Julius Caesar, working with sonnets, and practicing vocabulary. Our vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 2/14. On Thurs., 2/15, we will work on counterclaims and rebuttals.
97 Friday, February 9, 2024 Students will review vocabulary and finish reading Act 2, scene 1 of Julius Caesar. Next week, we will continue reading Julius Caesar, working with sonnets, and practicing vocabulary. Our vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 2/14. On Thurs., 2/15, we will work on counterclaims and rebuttals.
96 Thursday, February 8, 2024 Students will study a selected passage from Act 2, scene 1 and review vocabulary, if time permits. On Fri., 2/9, we will review vocabulary and finish Act 2, scene 1. It must be by his death
95 Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Students will complete group-work sonnet exercises and review vocabulary, if time permits. On Thurs., 2/8, students will study a selected passage from Act 2, scene 1. Then, on Fri., 2/9, we will review vocabulary and finish Act 2, scene 1.
94 Tuesday, February 6, 2024 First, time will be allotted for journaling or choice reading time. Then, we will take part in a sonnet lesson. On Wed., 2/7, students will continue and complete their group-work sonnet exercises and review vocabulary, if time permits. On Thurs., 2/8, students will study a selected passage from Act 2, scene 1. Then, on Fri., 2/9, we will review vocabulary and finish Act 2, scene 1.
93 Monday, February 5, 2024 We will finish reviewing Act 1. scene 2 and discussion key questions. Then, we will go on to Act 1, scene 3 where students will draw the weird things happening in Rome. On Tues., 2/6, we will review vocabulary and take part in a sonnet lesson. Then, we will allot journaling or choice reading time On Wed., 2/7, students will be involved in group-work pertaining to sonnets. On Thurs., 2/8, students will study a selected passage from Act 2, scene 1. Then, Fri., 2/9, we will review vocabulary and finish Act 2, scene 1.
92 Friday, February 2, 2024 First, students will be assigned lines from Act 1 before we cover them in our reading. Then, we will complete Act 1, scene 3 of Julius Caesar. Next week, we will continue annotating and reading Julius Caesar as well as analyzing Shakespearean sonnets.
91 Thursday, February 1, 2024 We will continue reading and annotating Julius Caesar, Act 1, scene 2. Also, we will begin a weekly discussion and analysis of Shakespearean sonnets. On Fri., 2/2, we will read Act 1, scene 3 and draw the unusual happenings in Rome. Caesar Act 1 passage
90 Wednesday, January 31, 2024 We will complete our pre-reading discussion for Julius Caesar. Prior to starting the play, students will have a passage study for Act 1, scene 1. On Thurs., 2/1, students will also be studying the construction of Shakespearean sonnets and read Act 1, scene 2 from Julius Caesar. On Fri., 2/2, we will read Act 1, scene 3 and draw the unusual happenings in Rome. Caesar Act 1 passage
89 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Students will closely review the cold read passages and discuss differences. We will preview the new vocabulary terms and prepare for the start of Julius Caesar. Students need to begin studying the new vocabulary list for Julius Caesar. Also, peruse the characters and decide upon roles or other responsibilities since everyone needs to actively participate. We will also be studying the construction of Shakespearean sonnets. Julius Caesar Vocabulary
88 Monday, January 29, 2024 Students will review cold read passages and questions. Practice journaling and new vocabulary terms. This week, students will take a bell-ringer literary terms quiz. We will journal or choice read. Lastly, students will receive new vocabulary lists as we start with Shakespearean sonnets and Julius Caesar.
87 Friday, January 26, 2024 Today is the last day for students to complete their cold reading assessment which consists of multiple-choice questions and a five-paragraph analytical essay. Each student will need a school-approved Chromebook. Also, students must use the secure browser and no phones, headphones, or other media devices are permitted during today's class period. Lastly, students will be expected to turn in a page of notes today. Next week, students will take a bell-ringer literary terms quiz. We will journal or choice read. Lastly, students will receive new vocabulary lists as we start with Shakespearean sonnets and Julius Caesar.
86 Thursday, January 25, 2024 Each student will need a school-approved Chromebook since we will be taking a two-day cold reading assessment which will involve close reading questions and composing a multi-paragraph analytical essay. Also, students must use the secure browser and no phones, headphones, or other media devices are permitted during today or tomorrow's class period. Lastly, students will be expected to turn in a page of notes today and tomorrow. On Fri. 1/26, students will need a school-approved Chromebook since we will be completing the cold reading assessment.
85 Wednesday, January 24, 2024 Students will take a bell-ringer quiz on literary terms. Then, we will quickly review elaboration activities and work to complete the introduction and conclusion exercises. On Thurs., 1/25 and Fri. 1/26, students will need a school-approved Chromebook since we will be taking a two-day cold reading assessment which will involve close reading questions and drafting a multi-paragraph analytical essay. Intro & Conclusion Tips
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Calamity Day #5! Students need to review literary terms. Tomorrow we will quickly review elaboration activities and work to complete the introduction and conclusion exercises. On Thurs., 1/25 and Fri. 1/26, students will need a school-approved Chromebook since we will be taking a two-day cold reading assessment which will involve close reading questions and a multi-paragraph analytical essay. Intro & Conclusion Tips
84 Monday, January 22, 2024 Students will review literary terms. Then, we will complete elaboration activities and time will also be allotted for journaling or writing about choice reading. Lastly, we will review literary terms. On Tues., 1/23, we will practice writing introductions and conclusions. Students will need a school-approved Chromebook on Wed., 1/24 and Thurs., 1/25 since they will be taking a two-day cold reading assessment which will involve close reading questions and a multi-paragraph analytical essay. On Fri., 1/26, students will start class with journaling or choice reading. Then, we will discuss Shakespearean tragedy.
Friday, January 19, 2024 Calamity Day #4! Students need to complete and turn in any missing or late work in Google Classroom. On Mon., 1/22, we will review the elaboration activities for Echo and Narcissus.
83 Thursday, January 18, 2024 Students will complete the analysis of Echo and Narcissus passages. Then, we will begin elaboration activities and time will also be allotted for journaling or writing about choice reading. Lastly, we will review literary terms. On Fri., 1/19, students will have another literary term quiz; then, we will work on intro and conclusion writing.
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Calamity Day #3! Students need to complete all the Echo and Narcissus questions and writing documents in Google Classroom. Prepare to discuss and review on Thursday. On Thurs., 1/18, we will continue with more elaboration activities and time will be allotted for journaling or choice reading. On Fri., 1/19, students will have another literary term quiz; then, we will work on intro and conclusion writing.
82 Tuesday, January 16, 2024 In small groups, students will analyze and discuss Echo and Narcissus passages. Students will consider differences between the two passages and also incorporate the painting. On Wed., 1/17, students will work on a writing prompt for Echo and Narcissus and partake in an elaboration activity. On Thurs., 1/18, we will continue with more elaboration activities and time will be allotted for journaling or choice reading. On Fri., 1/19, students will have another literary term quiz; then, we will work on intro and conclusion writing.
81 Friday, January 12, 2024 We will preview and discuss key vocabulary terms in the Echo and Narcissus passages. Then, students will read and annotate the passages in Google Classroom. Next week, we will continue working on Echo and Narcissus passages. Then, we will review literary terms, write journal or reading entries, and practice writing strong introductions and conclusions. Echo & Narcissus passages
80 Thursday, January 11, 2024 First, students will participate in a discussion about this week's RAD, "Synesthesia." Then, time will be allotted for reading a new choice book or journal time. A writing document needs to be completed by the end of class. On Fri., 1/13, read and annotate Echo and Narcissus passages to prepare for next week's cold reading assessment on Thurs. 1/18 and Fri. 1/19.
79 Wednesday, January 10, 2024 First, students will take a bell-ringer formative assessment for literary terms. Next, In Google Classroom, students will draft their reflections for this week's RAD: "Synesthesia." On Thurs., 1/11, discuss RAD and use any additional time for journal or choice reading. On Fri., 1/13, read and annotate Echo and Narcissus passages to prepare for next week's cold reading assessment on Thurs. 1/18 and Fri. 1/19. RAD Synesthesia
78 Tuesday, January 9, 2024 Students will review literary terms and read the new RAD, "Synesthesia" posted in Google Classroom. On Wed., 1/10, continue literary term review and draft written response for RAD. On Thurs., 1/11, discuss RAD and use any additional time for journal or choice reading. On Fri., 1/13, read and annotate Echo and Narcissus passages to prepare for next week's cold reading assessment on Thurs. 1/18 and Fri. 1/19. RAD Synesthesia
77 Monday, January 8, 2024 Students will discuss third quarter expectations. We will also review a few questions. Look at sample essays and rubric. Discuss strengths and weaknesses and what could be improved. On Tues., 1/9, review literary terms and read new RAD. Wed., 1/10, continue literary term review and draft written response for RAD. On Thurs., 1/11, discuss RAD and use any additional time for journal or choice reading. On Fri., 1/13, read and annotate Echo and Narcissus passages to prepare for next week's cold reading assessment on Thurs. 1/18 and Fri. 1/19. Holistic Informative/Explanatory Writing Rubric
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 Class no longer meets until January 8, 2024. Have a wonderful Winter Break! Remember that all choice book one-pagers are due no later than Wed., 12/20.
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 Class no longer meets until January 8, 2024. Have a wonderful Winter Break! Remember that all choice book one-pagers are due no later than Wed., 12/20.
76 Monday, December 18, 2023 Students will take their assessment today from 10:45 AM - 12:13 PM. You will need a school-approved Chromebook. You will need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of two cold reading passages followed by multiple-choice questions and a five paragraph analytical essay. Remember that all choice book one-pagers are due no later than Wed., 12/20.
75 Friday, December 15, 2023 Students will finish close reading and discuss practice passages to prepare for midterms. We will review and practice organizing analytical essay responses. For your ELA midterm, students need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of a cold reading passage with multiple choice questions and writing a five paragraph analytical essay. Remember, if you did not turn in a one-pager for your choice book last quarter, you must turn one in no later than Wed., 12/20.
74 Thursday, December 14, 2023 Students will closely read, annotate, and discuss practice passages to prepare for midterms. We will analyze questions and literary terms. On Fri., 12/15, we will complete practicing writing tips and cold reading skills in order to prepare for midterms. For your ELA midterm, students need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of a cold reading passage with multiple choice questions and writing a five paragraph analytical essay. Remember, if you did not turn in a one-pager for your choice book last quarter, you must turn one in no later than Wed., 12/20. JFK Speech Text
73 Wednesday, December 13, 2023 Students will take Of Mice and Men vocabulary assessment and begin reading "practice" passages to prepare for midterms. On Thurs., 12/14 and Fri., 12/15, we will practice improving cold reading skills to prepare for midterms. For your ELA midterm, students need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of a cold reading passage with multiple choice questions and writing a five paragraph analytical essay. Remember, if you did not turn in a one-pager for your choice book last quarter, you must turn one in no later than Wed., 12/20. JFK Speech Text
72 Tuesday, December 12, 2023 All students will participate actively and have their written work and texts prepared for today's teacher-led discussion on Of Mice and Men. No phones or Chromebooks are permitted during the assessment. On Wed., 12/13, students will take Of Mice and Men vocabulary assessment and begin reading "practice" passages to prepare for midterms. On Thurs., 12/14 and Fri., 12/15, we will practice improving cold reading skills to prepare for midterms. For your ELA midterm, students need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of a cold reading passage with multiple choice questions and writing a five paragraph analytical essay. Remember, if you did not turn in a one-pager for your choice book last quarter, you must turn one in no later than Wed., 12/20. OMAM Discussion
71 Monday, December 11, 2023 Students will complete reading the end of the novella, Of Mice and Men. We will discuss how to prepare for tomorrow's teacher-led discussion on the book. On Tues., 12/12, we will have a teacher-led discussion on Of Mice and Men. Vocabulary assessment for OMAM will be on Wed., 12/13. On Thurs., 12/14 and Fri., 12/15, we will practice improving cold reading skills to prepare for midterms. For your ELA midterm, students need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of a cold reading passage with multiple choice questions and writing a five paragraph analytical essay. OMAM Discussion
70 Friday, December 8, 2023 Students will take Chapter 4 assessment and then, we will read Chapter 5. For Mon., 12/11, we will finish the novella. On Tues., 12/12, we will have a teacher-led discussion on Of Mice and Men. Vocabulary assessment for OMAM will be on Wed., 12/13. On Thurs., 12/14 and Fri., 12/15, we will practice improving cold reading skills to prepare for midterms. For your ELA midterm, students need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of a cold reading passage with multiple choice questions and writing a five paragraph analytical essay. Chapter 4 OMAM
69 Thursday, December 7, 2023 Students will read Chapter 4 and complete questions. For Fri., 12/8 will have a quiz on Chapter 4 and we will begin Chapter 5. For Mon., 12/11, finish the novella. On Tues., 12/12, we will have a teacher-led discussion on Of Mice and Men. Vocabulary assessment for OMAM will be on Wed., 12/13. Chapter 4 OMAM
68 Wednesday, December 6, 2023 Students will complete their class discussion for Chapter 3, Of Mice and Men. Then, we will preview Chapter 4 and allow for reading time. On Thurs., 12/7, we will read Chapter 4 and complete questions. For Fri., 12/8 will have a quiz on Chapter 4 and we will begin Chapter 5. For Mon., 12/11, finish the novella. On Tues., 12/12, we will have a teacher-led discussion on Of Mice and Men. Vocabulary assessment for OMAM will be on Wed., 12/12.
67 Tuesday, December 5, 2023 Choice reading time will be allotted for the first 15 minutes of class. Students will finish paired reading for Chapter 3, Of Mice and Men. On Wed., 12/6, we will complete a character activity and discuss Chapter 3. On Thurs., 12/7, we will read Chapter 4 and complete questions. For Fri., 12/8 will have a quiz on Chapter 4 and we will begin Chapter 5. For Mon., 12/11, finish the novella. On Tues., 12/12, we will have a teacher-led discussion on Of Mice and Men. Vocabulary assessment for OMAM will be on Wed., 12/12.
66 Monday, December 4, 2023 We discuss Chapter 2 and begin paired reading for Chapter 3, Of Mice and Men. For Tues.,12/5, students will finish pair reading for Chapter 3.On Wed., 12/6, we will complete a character activity and discuss Chapter 3. On Thurs., 12/7, we will read Chapter 4 and complete questions. For Fri., 12/8 will have a quiz on Chapter 4 and we will begin Chapter 5. For Mon., 12/11, finish the novella. On Tues., 12/12, we will have a teacher-led discussion on Of Mice and Men. Vocabulary assessment for OMAM will be on Wed., 12/12.
65 Friday, December 1, 2023 We will review our last cold reading assessment. Then, students will be allotted time to read silently Of Mice and Men, Chapter 2 and work on setting details and new characters sheet while reading. Finish reading Chapter 2 for Mon., 12/4; students will discuss first impressions of new characters and begin reading Chapter 3. Tues., 12/5, students will read Chapter 4 and work on study questions. On Wed., 12/6, we will discuss Chapter 4. On Thurs., 12/7, we will read Chapter 5, and Fri., 12/8 finish the novella and read Burns' poem "To a Mouse."
64 Thursday, November 30, 2023 Students will discuss their annotations from Chapter 1. Then, we will begin reading Chapter 2 from Of Mice and Men. Lastly, we will complete an exercise about new characters and what they add in Chapter 2. For Fri., 12/1, begin reading Chapter 3; then, we will review our last cold reading assessment.
63 Tuesday, November 28, 2023 Students will finish closely reading Chapter 1 in Of Mice and Men texts. Then, we will discuss: What we know, think, and feel, so far. On Thu., 11/30, we will review vocabulary and begin reading Chapter 2. On Fri., 12/01, we will further discuss setting and new characters; begin reading Chapter 3.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 Calamity Day #2! Snow Day!
62 Monday, November 27, 2023 Students will receive Of Mice and Men texts. Then, we will discuss language and the characters George and Lennie. Begin Chapter 1: sketch the setting. For Tues., 11/28, finish reading Chapter 1. Discuss close reading: what we know and how we think and feel about it. On Wed., 11/29, we will review vocabulary and begin reading Chapter 2. On Thurs., 11/30, we will further discuss setting and new characters; begin reading Chapter 3. For Fri., 12/1, we will review for cold reading next week and work on an elaboration exercise.
61 Tuesday, November 21, 2023 Students will read their choice books for the first half of class. Then, we will complete our introduction to Of Mice and Men. If time permits, We will analyze new vocabulary and various themes pertaining to the novella. We will not begin reading Of Mice and Men until we return from Thanksgiving break. Bring choice reading books to class daily.
60 Monday, November 20, 2023 Students will begin introduction to Of Mice and Men. We will preview vocabulary and various themes pertaining to the novella. We will not begin reading Of Mice and Men until we return from Thanksgiving break. Bring choice reading books to class daily.
59 Friday, November 17, 2023 Students will need fully-charged, school-approved Chromebooks to take a cold reading assessment. Students need to take their time on the assessment and will only be permitted to read their choice reading books afterwards. Next week, we will introduce Of Mice and Men. Bring choice reading books to class daily.
58 Thursday, November 16, 2023 Students will preview Of Mice and Men vocabulary list. Then, we will practice with word teaser cards. Time may be allotted for choice reading. On Fri., 11/17, students need fully-charged school-approved Chromebooks to take a cold reading assessment. Bring choice reading to class daily.
57 Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Students will continue working in assigned small groups to analyze and select the best multiple-choice responses. Then, time will be allotted for choice reading. On Thurs., 11/16, students will continue info-text activity. On Fri., 11/17, students will take a cold reading assessment. Bring choice reading to class daily.
56 Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Students will complete annotations for the Amelia Earhart info-text article. Then, time will be allotted for choice reading. On Wed., 11/15 and Thurs., 11/16, students will continue info-text activity. On Fri., 11/17, students will take a cold reading assessment. Bring choice reading to class daily.
55 Monday, November 13, 2023 Students will read and annotate Amelia Earhart info-text article. Then, time will be allotted for choice reading. On Tues., 11/14, we will discuss the info-text article. On Wed., 11/15 and Thurs., 11/16, students will continue info-text activity. On Fri., 11/17, students will take a cold reading assessment. Bring choice reading to class daily.
54 Friday, November 10, 2023 The first 10 minutes of class, students will complete their intro and body paragraphs for "Needs." Emphasis will be placed on using blended quotes with elaboration, attribution, and transitions. Then, assigned peer editors will complete the feedback forms, so each student is able to edit and attach their final drafts in Google Classroom. On Mon., 11/13, students will read and annotate info-text article about Amelia Earhart. Tues., 11/14, we will discuss the info-text article. On Wed., 11/15 and Thurs., 11/16, students will continue info-text activity. On Fri., 11/17, students will take a cold reading assessment. Bring choice reading to class daily.
53 Thursday, November 9, 2023 In a Google document, after completing their intro paragraphs, students will continue to work on their body paragraphs for "Needs." Emphasis will be placed on using blended quotes with elaboration, attribution, and transitions. Time will be allotted to reading choice books. On Fri., 11/10, students will complete their "Needs" writing and preview Amelia Earhart article. Bring choice reading to class daily.
52 Wednesday, November 8, 2023 Students continue writing work for the "Needs" passage in our text. Then, we will preview new vocabulary words for Of Mice and Men. On Thurs., 11/9 and Fri., 11/10, students will work on intro writing and body writing. Bring choice reading to class daily.
51 Tuesday, November 7, 2023 Students will read the "Needs" passage in our text. Then, we will begin partner work pertaining to the writer's "moves." Preview new vocabulary words for Of Mice and Men. On Wed., 11/8, continue analyzing writing strategies used in "Needs" and follow up with partner work. On Thurs., 11/9 and Fri., 11/10, students will work on intro writing and body writing. Bring choice reading to class daily.
50 Monday, November 6, 2023 Students will have the first 10 minutes to complete the written response for RAD 3. Then, we will discuss the article. Lastly, we will analyze "imagery." On Tues., 11/7, we will read "Needs." On Wed., 11/8, continue analyzing writing strategies used in "Needs" and follow up with partner work. On Thurs., 11/9 and Fri., 11/10, students will work on intro writing and body writing. Bring choice reading to class daily. RAD 3 Veterans
49 Friday, November 3, 2023 Students will complete their review of the Calidore writing results. Then, we will work to complete a written response in Google Classroom for RAD 3 by the end of the class period. Read your choice reading book. On Mon., 11/6, students will discuss RAD 3. Bring choice reading to class daily. RAD 3 Veterans
48 Thursday, November 2, 2023 Students will complete their review of the Calidore writing results. First, students will take their vocabulary assessment. Bring choice reading book. On Fri., 11/3, students need fully charged Chromebooks in order to complete their written reflection for RAD 3. Prepare to discuss RAD 3 on Mon., 11/6. Bring choice reading to class daily. RAD 3 Veterans
47 Wednesday, November 1, 2023 Students will review Calidore cold read results. We will also review for the vocabulary assessment tomorrow. Thurs., 11/2, students will receive RAD 3 and take vocabulary assessment. Bring choice reading to class daily.
46 Tuesday, October 31, 2023 Students have the first five minutes to check their thesis statement for their two-paragraph written response for Twelve Angry Men. Then, we will review vocabulary terms and follow guidelines to write two-line horror stories. Students will receive a RAD 3 to read, annotate, and reflect upon. Also, this week, review vocabulary terms for the Thurs., 11/2 assessment. We will review and analyze Calidore cold read results. Bring choice reading to class daily.
45 Monday, October 30, 2023 Students will draft a two-paragraph written response about one of the posted questions from Twelve Angry Men. Time will be allotted to read choice books or to review vocabulary terms. Students will receive a RAD 3 to read, annotate, and reflect upon. Also, this week, review vocabulary terms for the Thurs., 11/2 assessment. We will review and analyze Calidore cold read results. Bring choice reading to class daily.
44 Friday, October 27, 2023 Students will read and discuss Act 3 of Twelve Angry Men. Time will be allotted to read choice books or to review vocabulary terms. On Mon., 10/30, students will have a short written response assessment for Twelve Angry Men. Students will receive a new RAD. Review new vocabulary terms for Thurs., 11/2 assessment.
43 Thursday, October 26, 2023 Students read and discuss Act 2 of Twelve Angry Men. Students must be fully engaged and actively participate in responsibilities assigned for Twelve Angry Men.
42 Wednesday, October 25, 2023 Students will further analyze the literary term: "mood." Then, we will begin reading Twelve Angry Men. Students must be fully engaged and actively participate in responsibilities assigned for Twelve Angry Men.
41 Tuesday, October 24, 2023 Students will further analyze the literary term: "mood." Then, we will continue our Twelve Angry Men introduction and analyze a new vocabulary list for Twelve Angry Men. This week, students must be fully engaged and actively participate in responsibilities assigned Twelve Angry Men.
40 Monday, October 23, 2023 Students will analyze the literary term: "mood." Then, we will review the Twelve Angry Men introduction. Students will analyze a new vocabulary list for Twelve Angry Men. This week, students must be fully engaged and actively participate in responsibilities assigned for Twelve Angry Men.
39 Friday, October 20, 2023 Students will work in assigned small groups to analyze assigned questions and decide on the best response for each.Then, we will review What's Going on in This Picture? Bring choice reading to class daily. Next week, we will begin Twelve Angry Men.
38 Thursday, October 19, 2023 Students will type, edit, proofread, and submit Part 2 of their cold reading assessment. Then, students may read choice book or work on one-pager assignment. On Fri., 10/20, students will work on four of the assigned questions and discuss and decide on the best response for each. Also, those who wish to do so may turn in their one-pager assignment. We will postpone Twelve Angry Men introductions until next week.
37 Wednesday, October 18, 2023 For the first 15 minutes of class, students will prepare further notes for Part 2 of the cold reading assessment. Review plan and look for evidence. Then, students may read choice book, and we will end class with What's Going on in this Picture activity. On Thurs., 10/19, students will complete and submit the four-paragraph essay for the cold reading assessment, Part 2. On Fri., 10/20, students will work on four of the assigned questions and discuss and decide on the best response for each. We will postpone Twelve Angry Men introductions until next week.
36 Tuesday, October 17, 2023 Students will take Part I of cold reading assessment. Then, they will have time to prepare and organize for Part 2, the four paragraph essay response. Cold reading assessment, Part 2 will be on Wed., 10/18. On Thurs., 10/19 and Fri., 10/20, we will preview and introduce Twelve Angry Men. Always bring choice reading to class daily.
35 Monday, October 16, 2023 Students will complete their analysis of Tupac and Dickinson poems by drafting an introductory paragraph. We will also review tips for this week's cold reading assessment. Cold reading assessment #2 will be on Tues., 10/17 and Wed., 10/18. Preview and introduce Twelve Angry Men. Bring choice reading to class daily.
34 Thursday, October 12, 2023 We will review last week's cold reading assessment. The class will work to improve close reading and vocabulary skills. Next week, bring choice reading daily. On Mon., 10/16, finish Tupac and Dickinson intro paragraph and prepare for cold reading assessment. Cold reading assessment #2 will be on Tues., 10/17 and Wed., 10/18. Preview and introduce Twelve Angry Men.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 Due to the PSAT there will be no classes today. Bring choice reading daily. Thurs., 10/12, students will write an introductory paragraph analyzing the poems of Dickinson and Tupac.
33 Tuesday, October 10, 2023 Students will annotate and analyze the themes, literary devices, and moves used by Emily Dickinson and Tupac. Bring choice reading daily. Thurs., 10/12, students will write an introductory paragraph analyzing the poems of Dickinson and Tupac.
32 Monday, October 9, 2023 Students will annotate and analyze the themes, literary devices, and moves used by Emily Dickinson. On Tues., 10/10, students will continue annotating and analyzing similar poetic themes and literary devices used by Tupac. Bring choice reading daily. Thurs., 10/12, students will write an introductory paragraph analyzing the poems of Dickinson and Tupac.
31 Friday, October 6, 2023 Students will complete intro writing exercises. We will read and discuss a poem by Dickinson and annotate it for literary devices. Next week, we will continue our work analyzing the poetry of Dickinson and Tupac.
30 Thursday, October 5, 2023 Students will discuss and participate in timed writing introductions. On. Fri., 10/7, Dickinson and Tupac poetry comparison work.
29 Wednesday, October 4, 2023 Have Chromebooks ready and charged for a cold reading assessment. Students may read choice books after the test. Thurs., 10/6, students will practice writing timed introductions. Fri., 10/7, Dickinson and Tupac poetry comparison work.
28 Tuesday, October 3, 2023 Students will complete their partner analysis for the myth and poem about "Sisyphus." Then, work with their assigned partner to "plan" a written response. Have Chromebooks ready and charged for a cold reading assessment on Wed., 10/4. Students will need to have their choice reading books for Wed., 10/4.
27 Monday, October 2, 2023 Students will read and annotate the myth and poem about "Sisyphus." Then, work with assigned partner to check for question stems. Students will complete their work with partners for "Sisyphus." Students will need to have their choice reading books for Wed., 10/4. Have Chromebooks ready and charged for a cold reading assessment on Wed., 10/4.
26 Friday, September 29, 2023 Students need to have Chromebooks charged and ready to go for Vocabulary #2 assessment. Students need to have their choice reading books. Have Chromebooks ready and charged for a cold reading assessment on Wed., 10/4. Receive new vocabulary list #3.
25 Thursday, September 28, 2023 Students will review expository writing plans. We will further analyze literary terms: "denotation" and “connotation." Lastly, we will review for tomorrow's vocabulary assessment. On Fri., 9/29, Vocabulary Assessment #2. Receive new vocabulary list #3. Bring choice reading books.
24 Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Students will continue to complete expository writing plans. We will further analyze literary terms: "denotation" and “connotation." Lastly, we will review for this week's vocabulary assessment. On Thurs., 9/28, we will complete our work on expository writing plans and review for Fri., 9/29, Vocabulary Assessment #2. Bring choice reading books.
23 Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Students will begin expository writing plan. Analyze literary terms: "denotation" and “connotation." This week, we will work on expository writing plans. Review for Fri., 9/29, Vocabulary Assessment #2.
22 Friday, September 22, 2023 Students need to have Chromebooks charged and ready to go. We will take our second warm reading assessment. Take time and care with your work. Be sure to have your choice reading book in case you have time afterwards. Next week, we will work on expository writing plans. On Fri., 9/29, students will have Vocabulary Assessment #2. Be sure to review your list.
21 Thursday, September 21, 2023 Students will complete reading guide for "The Chase" and prepare for tomorrow's assessment. On Fri., 9/22, students will take warm reading assessment for "Prosperity" and "The Chase." Bring choice reading book. Vocabulary assessment #2 will be next Fri., 9/29.
20 Wednesday, September 20, 2023 Students will complete read "The Chase" and work to complete reading guide pertaining to it. On Thurs., 9/21, finish reading and discussing "The Chase." On Fri., 9/22, students will take warm reading assessment for "Prosperity" and "The Chase." Bring choice reading book. Vocabulary assessment #2 will be next Fri., 9/29.
19 Tuesday, September 19, 2023 Today is picture day during half of English class. During the other half, students will complete discussion of read guide pertaining to "Prosperity." On Wed., 9/20, we will begin reading "The Chase." Thurs., 9/21, finish reading "The Chase." On Fri., 9/22, students will take warm reading assessment for "Prosperity" and "The Chase."
18 Monday, September 18, 2023 Students will read "Prosperity" and work to complete reading guide. Tues., is picture day during half of English class, so bring choice reading books for the other half of class. Wed., 9/20, we will begin reading "The Chase." Thurs., 9/21, finish reading "The Chase." On Fri., 9/22, students will take warm reading assessment for "Prosperity" and "The Chase."
17 Friday, September 15, 2023 Students will turn in their 200-400 word responses in Google Classroom for RAD 2. We will discuss the reading together as a class. If time permits, read choice books or study new vocabulary. Next week, we will read two new short stories: "Prosperity" and "The Chase." Always bring your choice reading books to class. Car data RAD 2
16 Thursday, September 14, 2023 Students will have time to write 200-400 word written responses in Google Classroom for RAD 2. Those who complete the assignment may read choice reading books. We will discuss the RAD on Fri., 9/15. Always bring your choice reading books to class. Car data RAD 2
15 Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Students will be given RAD 2 to read closely and annotate. Work is due at the end of class. On Thurs., 9/14, in Google Classroom, students will type their reflections about RAD 2. We will discuss the RAD on Fri., 9/15. Always bring your choice reading books to class. Car data RAD 2
14 Tuesday, September 12, 2023 Be sure Chromebooks are fully charged and ready to go. Students will first have a vocabulary assessment in Quizizz. Then, if time permits, read their choice books or make up or finish reading assessment. On Wed., 9/13 - Thurs., 9/14, students will read, annotate, and write about RAD 2. We will discuss the RAD on Fri., 9/15.
13 Monday, September 11, 2023 Students will have the first half of class to complete reading assessment or read their choice book selection. Discuss apostrophe. We will also review for tomorrow's vocabulary assessment. On Tues., 9/12. be sure to have Chromebooks ready for Vocabulary #1 assessment and receive new vocabulary set. Wed., 9/13 - Thurs., 9/14, students will read, annotate, and write about RAD 2. We will discuss the RAD on Fri., 9/15.
12 Friday, September 8, 2023 Students need to have Chromebooks charged and ready for today's reading assessment on "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion." Students need to bring choice reading books and prepare for next week's vocabulary assessment. Study for Vocabulary #1 assessment on Tues., 9/12.
11 Thursday, September 7, 2023 Finish reading "Champion" by Angelou. Discuss and review reading guide. Analyze the literary term, anaphora. Students need to have Chromebooks charged and ready for Fri., 9/8 reading assessment on "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion." Bring choice reading books on Friday. Vocabulary assessment will be next Tues., 9/12. Champion of the World guide
10 Wednesday, September 6, 2023 Finish discussion on "Fish Cheeks." Begin reading "Champion" by Angelou. Compare characters and structure on Thurs., 9/7. Students need to have Chromebooks charged and ready for Fri., 9/8 reading assessment on "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion." Vocabulary assessment will be next Tues., 9/12. Always have choice reading selection. Champion of the World guide
9 Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Time will be allotted for choice reading books. Finish discussion on "Fish Cheeks." Finish "Champion" reading, guide, and discussion by Wed., 9/6. Compare characters and structure on Thurs., 9/7. Students need to have Chromebooks charged and ready for Fri., 9/8 reading assessment on "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion." Always have choice reading selection. Champion of the World guide
8 Thursday, August 31, 2023 Students will complete reading guide activity for Tan's "Fish Cheeks." Also, we will further explore new vocabulary. For Tues., 9/5, students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily. Fish Cheeks reading guide
7 Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Students further explore new vocabulary. Then, students will participate in a pre-reading activity for Tan's "Fish Cheeks." For Thurs., 8/31 students will discuss Tan's "Fish Cheeks." We will continue analyzing new vocabulary terms and discussing tone. For Tues., 9/5, students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily. Internet Link: Literature list #1
6 Tuesday, August 29, 2023 Students will preview our new vocabulary and this week's literary term, allusion. Then, we will preview Tan's "Fish Cheeks." For Wed., 8/30, students will read Tan's "Fish Cheeks." We will continue analyzing new vocabulary terms and discuss tone. For Tues., 9/5, students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily. Internet Link: Literature list #1
5 Monday, August 28, 2023 Students need to turn in the written portion for RAD 1. Then, they will participate in a class discussion about their claims and conclusions. For Tues., 8/29, students will begin reading Tan's "Fish Cheeks." We will also receive new vocabulary terms and discuss tone. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day.
Friday, August 25, 2023 Calamity Day #1! No School! For Mon., 8/28, students need to turn in the written portion for RAD 1. Then, they will participate in a class discussion about their claims and conclusions. Next week, students will receive new vocabulary terms and we will read two short stories. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day.
4 Thursday, August 24, 2023 In Google Classroom, students will type written reflections for their RAD 1. Turn in annotated text and completed written response work at the of class. Have your charged Chromebooks ready for class every day. Have your charged Chromebooks ready for class every day. Prepare to discuss RAD #1 with peers on Fri., 8/25. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day. 10-2 RAD 1 Response
3 Wednesday, August 23, 2023 We will review annotating text. Then, students will read this week's RAD independently, annotate it, and turn in work at the of class. Have your charged Chromebooks ready for class every day. On Thurs., 8/24 students will utilize class time to compose a written reflection about RAD #1. Prepare to discuss RAD #1 with peers on Fri., 8/25. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day. RAD 1 Music
2 Tuesday, August 22, 2023 We will complete reviewing classroom policies. Then, we will discuss independent reading and goal-setting. Have your charged Chromebooks ready for class every day: Wed., 8/23 - Fri., 8/25. We will review RAD annotations, writing, and discussion. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day. 10-2 Choice reading
1 Monday, August 21, 2023 Students will review classroom policies and offer three words to describe themselves. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day. O'Janpa 10-2 policies
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 What did you read or what are you reading? How do you find books? Refer to the posted summer reading guide. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day. Summer Reading